The batteries used on electric and gas carts differ regarding how they work:
Those for electric cars have to be plugged in after every one or two days after use to recharge fully, while those on gas carts work the same way as that on a car.
Generally speaking, you will need to recharge an electric cart battery more often, but it’s less expensive and not really a hassle if you can charge it after each use.
If you’re on the lookout for batteries, there are several things you have to consider. The first is the life cycle before a replacement is required. The rule is the higher the cycle number, the better. Don’t settle for anything less than a 600 life cycle because these products are inexpensive anyway. When buying these batteries you’re going to read stuff like minutes and amps, and these refer to the lifespan of a single charge.
For instance, if the battery is advertised at 474 minutes at 25 amps, it means the battery is going to last 474 minutes when used at 25 amps. You can also use the batteries at higher amps, but this will shorten the lifespan per charge. Also, keep in mind battery life is affected by the number of accessories and components you use on the golf cart. For a bare bones operation the batteries are going to last a long time, but if you use GPS, DVD players and the like, the battery drains faster.
If this is your first time to keep the following things in mind:
-Compare the price of the batteries on several websites: The cost of each item has gone down considerably the past few years, and retailers are competing for your wallet so expect good deals on various websites.
-Buy only from reputable vendors: If possible, go to the official website and get the latest details about the batteries.
Don’t hesitate to ask the website questions about the batteries they’re selling. This is a good strategy as it will tell you how seriously they take customer support and if they’re knowledgeable about the product.
-Read the warranty, shipping cost and other details before purchasing: With established retailers, this need not be a concern, but for others, it’s essential, so you don’t end up paying for hidden charges.
Once you have those batteries, read the instruction manual that came with it: follow the directions for usage and any tips given there to extend its lifespan. No matter what brand you buy from, it’s important you take care of these batteries to extend their life.